Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Update on Graham's ear

We got in to see the doctor yesterday, and she said Graham's eardrum definitely ruptured. She was surprised that the other eardrum hadn't ruptured yet--apparently it's pretty bad, too. POOR GUY! She gave him an antibiotic to take for 10 days, then we go back to see her in about 3 weeks to make sure the hole in his eardrum has healed up. She said only about 2% of babies need to have surgical correction to the eardrum after it ruptures, so we're prayerful that he'll heal up fine. He's a toughy!

To add insult to injury, all three of the kids got a flu vaccination yesterday, too. I didn't think they'd give Graham one since he's sick, but they did. Sophie was able to take the nasal mist vaccination, but the boys got shots in the leg. They need to go back in a month to get the second dose (since it's their first year getting one, they have to have two to make sure it "sticks".) They both handled it pretty well! One little grunt out of Graham, and a couple minutes of crying out of Blake. He's sensitive like his mommy. :-)

Sophie is either a night owl or an insomniac. Last night she wouldn't go to bed until 11:30pm--if I put her in her room she would scream a blood-curdling scream until I went back in. It wasn't her normal "I'm bored, please come entertain me" cry--it was a fearful cry--so I don't feel good about letting her cry it out. We're cutting her naps way back and not letting her sleep so late in the morning...hopefully it will solve itself.